Today's News

  • Rock Hill tops Lancaster

    Lancaster Post 31 capped Legion baseball League V regular-season play, dropping three games to Rock Hill Post 34.

    In game three Monday night in Lancaster, Post 34 took a 14-1 win at Eggleton Field.

    William Wrape led 3-9 Lancaster with a single and scored a run. Logan Phillips drilled a double and Anson Taylor had a single.

    Rock Hill scored 14 runs on 13 hits.

    Post 31 committed four errors and allowed one walk in the loss.

  • Knight Memorial draws packed house, huge car count

    The Phillip Knight Memorial drew a packed house in the grandstands and pits Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The attendance was announced as the second largest crowd on the season as well as the second largest car count this season.

    Phillip Knight is my late father, and our family thanks all involved, including sponsors, LMS staff members, fans and the race car drivers for making my dad’s memorial race a huge success.

  • McMaster, Wilson win GOP primaries

    Lancaster County Republicans stuck with the two incumbents in Tuesday’s party runoffs for governor and state attorney general, both of whom won their respective races across the state.
    In the governor’s race, Henry McMaster received 3,522 votes (76 percent) to John Warren’s 1,139 votes (24 percent) in Lancaster County.
    In the AG race, Alan Wilson received 2,544 votes (59 percent) to challenger Todd Atwater’s 1,753 votes (41 percent) here.

  • Follow state Republican runoff results tonight

    Voters can follow the local results of the S.C. Republican Party primary runoff for governor and state attorney general Tuesday night on Twitter @GregSummersTLN. We will be posting the results and updates as the votes are tallied at the elections office inside the Lancaster County Administration Building.
    Once all the statewide results are available late Tuesday, we will post them at www.thelancasternews.com.  
    Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster faces Greenville businessman John Warren in the GOP nomination for governor.

  • Clarification on Stacks' plea




  • Driver dies in U.S. 601 collision with dump truck
    The driver of a 2016 Chevy pickup died after the vehicle struck a dump truck head-on early Monday morning on U.S. 601 in eastern Lancaster County.
    The driver of the pickup has been identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 61-year-old Raylene Joan Greenhill of Melbourne, Australia. An autopsy has been scheduled for Tuesday.
  • Severe thunderstorm warning issued for southwestern Lancaster County

    The National Weather Service has issued severe thunderstorm warning for southwestern Lancaster County effective until 4:30 p.m. Monday.
    Just before 4 p.m., a severe thunderstorm was located over the town of Great Falls and moving east at 10 mph. 
    Wind gusts up to 60 mph and quarter size hail are forecasted, according to the NWS.
    Hail damage to vehicles and wind damage to roofs, siding, and trees is possible.

  • Editor's Column: Butch Flynn’s political self-destruction

    This newspaper hasn’t endorsed a candidate in Lancaster’s July 10 mayoral election, but I’m dis-endorsing one today – Butch Flynn.
    Mr. Flynn chose not to appear with the other four candidates Monday to answer questions in the campaign’s single public mayoral forum. He had not returned our phone calls since the news broke that he had been arrested May 1 for disobeying a court order in a family court case.

  • Starkey seeks second straight Vintage win

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will host a regular night of racing action Saturday night at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Divisions racing will be SECA Crate Late Models, Super Stock, SECA Crate Sportsman, Renegade, Extreme 4, Pure Stock V8 and Vintage.

    Johnny Starkey, fresh off his first-ever Vintage Division win in his pure Ford power plant No. 20 machine, will be seeking to make it two straight checkers in the Vintage Division.

    The Vintage Division had the night off Saturday for the first Phillip Knight Memorial Race.

  • Roberts’ major moment – 56 from the silver tees

    What was hotter than the weather Tuesday, the hottest day of the year to date?

    For anybody at the Lancaster Golf Club, the answer was easy – five-time defending club champion Scott Roberts.

    Roberts, in a regular 18-hole round of golf with three other area golfers – Haskell Faulkenberry, Gary Greene and Wesley Phillips, shot a blazing 56 from the silver tees at the LGC.

    “I don’t care what tees you’re playing from, a 56 is strong,” said longtime club pro Phil Small.